Injured Rescuer – Red Screes

Thank you for wanting to support our injured rescuer on Red Screes.

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent messages of support to the Team and to our injured colleague, Chris Lewis, since the tragic accident on Red Screes on 6 February. We have all been overwhelmed by your good wishes and your generosity, and have been keeping in touch with Chris and his family to pass on your support.

The injuries our colleague sustained are life-changing and there is an understandable desire to donate funds to support our Team Member’s recovery, rehabilitation and care.  Patterdale Mountain Rescue’s charitable purpose does not allow us to raise funds for this purpose but the Treasurer of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association (LDSAMRA), John Bamforth, has established a JustGiving fund to enable donations to be collected.  If you wish to donate click here

In due course, a major fund-raising campaign will be launched to support Chris’s recovery, rehabilitation and life-long care.  Although it will not be managed by Patterdale Mountain Rescue we will ensure we share its details with you. 

Thank you for your continued support.

We strongly encourage you to be cautious about donating to independently established funding sites, none of which we have authorised. We know that many of them are well intentioned and have raised significant sums, but it is not uncommon for some to be set up for fraudulent purposes and we would not wish for you to be misled. 

One final thank you to everyone involved in the online landscape photography auction, esp @Edenphotograph1 Jason and @P050840 Paula who made it all happen. Over £10,800 is now in the Chris Lewis Support Fund. Most of all, thank you to all who contributed images or made bids.

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